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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


Research Associate



​2016 - PhD in Biophysical Chemistry, University of Cambridge

2011 - MSci in Natural Sciences, Chemistry, UNiversity of Cambridge

2010 - Cambridge-MIT Exchange Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Research Interests

Development and application of fundamental biophysical theories to data analysis in a biologically relevant context, Protein Aggregation, Biophysical Chemistry, High Throughput Screening


Selected Publications



Uncovering the universality of self-replication in protein aggregation and its link to disease.
G Meisl, C Xu, J Taylor, TCT Michaels, A Levin, DE Otzen, D Klenerman, S Matthews, S Linse, M Andreasen, T Knowles
Microfluidic Antibody Affinity Profiling Reveals the Role of Memory Reactivation and Cross-Reactivity in the Defense Against SARS-CoV-2
V Denninger, CK Xu, G Meisl, AS Morgunov, S Fiedler, A Ilsley, M Emmenegger, AY Malik, MA Piziorska, MM Schneider, SRA Devenish, V Kosmoliaptsis, A Aguzzi, H Fiegler, TPJ Knowles
– ACS Infectious Diseases
The pathological G51D mutation in alpha-synuclein oligomers confers distinct structural attributes and cellular toxicity
CK Xu, M Castellana-Cruz, SW Chen, Z Du, G Meisl, A Levin, B Mannini, LS Itzhaki, TPJ Knowles, CM Dobson, N Cremades, JR Kumita
– Molecules
The Pathological G51D Mutation in Alpha-Synuclein Oligomers Confers Distinct Structural Attributes and Cellular Toxicity
C Xu, M Castellana-Cruz, S Chen, Z Du, G Meisl, A Levin, B Mannini, L Itzhaki, T Knowles, C Dobson, N Cremades, J Kumita
– Molecules
The C-terminal tail of alpha-synuclein protects against aggregate replication but is critical for oligomerization
A Farzadfard, JN Pedersen, G Meisl, AK Somavarapu, P Alam, L Goksøyr, MA Nielsen, AF Sander, TPJ Knowles, JS Pedersen, DE Otzen
– Communications Biology
Microfluidic characterisation reveals broad range of SARS-CoV-2 antibody affinity in human plasma.
MM Schneider, M Emmenegger, CK Xu, I Condado Morales, G Meisl, P Turelli, C Zografou, MR Zimmermann, BM Frey, S Fiedler, V Denninger, RP Jacquat, L Madrigal, A Ilsley, V Kosmoliaptsis, H Fiegler, D Trono, TP Knowles, A Aguzzi
– Life Science Alliance
Proliferation of Tau 304-380 Fragment Aggregates through Autocatalytic Secondary Nucleation
DC Rodriguez Camargo, E Sileikis, S Chia, E Axell, K Bernfur, RL Cataldi, SIA Cohen, G Meisl, J Habchi, TPJ Knowles, M Vendruscolo, S Linse
– ACS Chem Neurosci
Surface-Catalyzed Secondary Nucleation Dominates the Generation of Toxic IAPP Aggregates.
DC Rodriguez Camargo, S Chia, J Menzies, B Mannini, G Meisl, M Lundqvist, C Pohl, K Bernfur, V Lattanzi, J Habchi, SI Cohen, TPJ Knowles, M Vendruscolo, S Linse
– Front Mol Biosci
In vivo rate-determining steps of tau seed accumulation in Alzheimer’s disease
G Meisl, E Hidari, K Allinson, T Rittman, SL DeVos, JS Sanchez, CK Xu, KE Duff, KA Johnson, JB Rowe, BT Hyman, TPJ Knowles, D Klenerman
– Sci Adv
Kinetic and Thermodynamic Driving Factors in the Assembly of Phenylalanine-Based Modules
D Zaguri, MR Zimmermann, G Meisl, A Levin, S Rencus-Lazar, TPJ Knowles, E Gazit
– ACS Nano
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01223 763842
01223 763845 (shared)

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